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Fifty Shades of Animal Sex and the Evolution of Sadomasochism

Hal Herzog | Posted 05.05.2015 | Science
Hal Herzog

From an evolutionary point of view, however, sexual attraction to pain would seem to be maladaptive. Pain is, by definition, aversive. It evolved as a signal to get our attention and keep us out of trouble.

Growing Up Kinky

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 04.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Gloria Brame

Growing up kinky, queer, non-binary, and non-heteronormative is a mixed bag that often includes struggles and self-doubt. But you grow up, and chances are that you will find that person or those people who don't just accept you but are grateful for who you turned out to be.

'Fifty Shades' and the Art of Seeing

David Edmund Moody | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Where Fifty Shades generates a somewhat greater level of interest lies in the tension between the modern ethos of female emancipation and the thoroughly submissive sexual role Anastasia is asked to accept.

Amanda Duberman

What You Won't Learn About Bondage In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Duberman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Women

As eager fans and skeptical hatewatchers fill theaters for "Fifty Shades Of Grey," they will watch Christian and Anastasia move seamlessly from one me...

ReThink Review: Fifty Shades of Grey -- Why Now?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Timing and technology may have conspired to make a story like Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway success, but its poor grasp of bondage and dominant/submissive power dynamics may send a dangerous message farther and faster than we would ever want.

This Is What Matt Lauer Would Look Like In Bondage Gear. Thanks A Lot, Ellen.

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.12.2015 | Media

Matt Lauer seems to have taken this "Fifty Shades of Grey" interview a little too far. Well, with the help of some digital superimposing, courtesy ...

Dominance and Disability: Control, The Cripple and Learning to Let Go

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Control has become such an important part of my sexual identity, it even factors into the type of sex that I'll have. This is my moment to feel whole as a man; it is a split second in time that is not regulated by bookings, bed times and schedules. I get to actually have someone there with me out of want -- not necessity.

40 Intense and Sexy Photos to 'Tied' You Over Until 50 Shades of Grey Comes Out (Slightly NSFW)

DL Cade | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
DL Cade

We are only a couple of weeks away from Valentine's Day. Or, to put it another way, there are only a couple of weeks until the... um... "steamy" 50 Sh...

Please Stop Spitting on Me During Sex

Matthew Terrell | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

There is absolutely no need for you to spit on me while we are having intercourse, and, honestly, the spitting causes more problems than anything else. I don't know what porn you saw this in, but please stop doing it. I don't know why you find it attractive, because I certainly don't.

The Day We Taped Our Babysitter to a Chair

Aimee Heckel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

This is one of those stories it will be hard to explain to the grandchitterlings, as well as Saint Peter at the golden gates of heaven.

Foster Mom Recalls Oregon Woman Found In Suitcase

Associated Press | M.L. JOHNSON and GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

An Oregon teenager identified Monday as one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases in Wisconsin had a hard time after giving up her son to ...

Second Woman Found In Suitcase Is Identified

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

Authorities have identified Jenny Gamez as the second woman found dead in a suitcase left on the side of a rural Wisconsin roadway. According to th...

David Lohr

Did Police Do All They Could In Wisconsin Suitcase Bodies Case?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

The arrest of a former police officer this week after the discovery of two women's bodies stuffed into suitcases and dumped in Wisconsin has raised qu...

Bettie Page 'Revealed All' to Mark Mori, Director of Sexy, New Biopic

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Few swimsuit models have set the culture on fire quite like Bettie Page.

Bound to Do It: Curating Erotic and Fetish Photos

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

"So, wanna curate a booth with me at Photo Independent?" Of course I said yes. I love curating. Then came the kicker: My friend asking, noted SoCal art world photographer Eric Minh Swenson, dropped this on me: "It's gonna be all fetish photographers."

Can Kinky Sex Be Good For You?

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.26.2014 | Science

Sadomasochism, or sexual enjoyment from giving or receiving pain, may be a meditative experience and in some cases may lead to an altered state of con...

SPANKED! Bondage Class At Community Center Doesn't Last Long

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Weird News

A day of bondage, domination and tea disguised as a "relationship support" meeting was gagged by red-faced officials. Trumpington Village Hall, a c...

The S&M of the Evangelical Church

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Leonard Wrigley

Bondage. From the point of view of some gay men, and perhaps some women too, it may very well not be a bad thing at all. Whatever tickles your pickle, right? But in the evangelical Pentecostal church in which I grew up, a different type of bondage was a very bad thing indeed.

What Happened When My Husband And I Dabbled In BDSM

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.18.2013 | Style
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Before kids my husband Henry and I decided to walk on the wild side one night when we accepted an invitation from friends to attend a BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, Masochism) Valentine's Day party hosted by the ever discreet and refined Mike Boner.

How Obscene! How James Joyce Told the Difference Between Art and Porn

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Kalliope Lee

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I'd like to tackle a recurrent question in the art world: Is it art or is it porn?

People Who Have This Type Of Sex May Be Healthier

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

People who are into kinky sex may be psychologically healthier than those who are not, says a new study. Researchers found that people who were involv...

Are Yoga and Capitalism Fundamentally Incompatible?

Ira Israel | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

I fear that the yoga community's laissez-faire attitude of "It's all good!" may ultimately become its undoing - because if we don't decide what yoga is and what yoga isn't, then someone is going to decide for us.

BDSM Event Cancelled By Venue For Not Being Family Friendly

The Baltimore Sun | Ian Duncan | Posted 07.17.2013 | DC

A weekend festival in Canton that promised classes on bondage, role play and other sexual techniques has been canceled after the new operators of the ...

Lawmaker's Kinky Sex Fantasies Revealed

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

A New Jersey assemblyman's kinky emails to a lobbyist who was later arrested on stalking charges have been revealed, shedding light on a relationship ...

Why Kink Matters

Peter Acworth | Posted 03.16.2013 | San Francisco
Peter Acworth

It became clear that I could make a living creating fetish porn, and I jumped at the opportunity. But for me, porn has never been just a business -- it's about providing access for hundreds of thousands of people like me whose fantasies live outside the bounds of conventional sexuality.